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FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2014, file photo, West Virginia quarterback Skyler Howard warms up before an NCAA college football game against Iowa State in Ames, Iowa. West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen says quarterback Clint Trickett has been cleared to play in the Liberty Bowl after being sidelined with a concussion in late November and missing the Mountaineers' regular-season finale. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

39 bowl games and a reason to watch every one

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Over the next three weeks, 38 bowl games and a national championship game will be played from Boise to the Bahamas and various points in between. You should watch them all. Here’s why: Saturday, Dec. 20 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Nevada (minus 1) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette Why watch? Someone thought it would be fun to start a football game at … 0

Rose Bowl a familiar setting for Florida St.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Second-ranked and undefeated Florida State begins its postseason quest for a second consecutive national championship in the same stadium it won the title a year ago: The Rose Bowl. The Seminoles, No. 3 in the College Football Playoff rankings, are riding a 29-game winning streak and intent on proving that a season-long run of close wins has galvanized them for … 0

Title champs Kentucky, UCLA meet this week

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The only school with more national championships than top-ranked Kentucky’s eight is UCLA with 11. On Saturday, the Wildcats and Bruins play for the first time in eight years in the second half of an impressive doubleheader in Chicago. Kentucky (11-0) is the unanimous No. 1 team in the AP poll. The Wildcats … 0

TCU jumps Florida State into 3rd in playoff rankings

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

TCU moved up to No. 3 in the final College Football Playoff rankings before the teams are selected to play in the national semifinals, becoming the latest team to jump past undefeated Florida State. The Seminoles are fourth, … 0

How will playoff committee deal with Barrett injury?

Sunday, November 30, 2014

The College Football Playoff selection committee says it takes injuries into account when judging which teams are worthy of a spot in the final four. Now chairman Jeff Long and his 11 committee cohorts have a big one … 0

UM derails Huskies

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

AMHERST — While the snow flew outside Wednesday, UMass basketball flew inside, playing comfortably and in command from start to finish. The Minutemen scored the first six points of the game and led by 10 less than seven minutes into the action, barely challenged by Northeastern in a … 0

UMass outlasts Seminoles

Sunday, November 23, 2014

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — After relying heavily on what coach Derek Kellogg called “the Big Four” for much of their first three games, the UMass basketball team got a lot out of its “Little Six” Sunday. The Minuteman bench scored almost half UMass’ points as the Minutemen shook off … 0

Bulletin Board: Oh my! Vermont icemen 11, UMass 1

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sixteen different Vermont players registered points Saturday night as the Catamounts trounced UMass, 11-1, in Hockey East action at the Mullins Center in Amherst. Brady Shaw and Malcolm McKinney each scored a pair of goals and Rob Darrar … 0

BC tops UMass, 5-3

Friday, November 21, 2014

AMHERST — After a two-week November break, the UMass hockey team looked to start climbing out of the basement of Hockey East Friday night, until the Minutemen’s own equipment failed them in front of their own net. Two Boston College goals came off the skate and stick of … 0

Ivy crown at stake in The Game

Thursday, November 20, 2014

CAMBRIDGE — Beating Yale year after year has its advantages, but Harvard defensive back Norman Hayes still felt as if he were missing something. “The Game is The Game, but this game is a little more special for the seniors,” he said this week as Harvard prepared to … 0

Alabama rolls to No. 1, but race for No. 4 heats up

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

With just three weeks until the College Football Playoff committee releases its final rankings, Alabama, Oregon and Florida State seem to be in control of their championship chances. Keeping winning and the Crimson Tide, Ducks and Seminoles should be in. The race for the fourth and final spot … 0

Minutemen work overtime to take down Jaspers, 77-68

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

AMHERST — When they last faced each other 20 years ago, UMass and Manhattan tipped off their basketball game at midnight. Despite another morning start Tuesday, the two teams played a different kind of late at the Mullins … 0

Bulletin Board: Akron pastes UMass, 30-6

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Kyle Pohl threw a pair of touchdown passes and Robert Stein kicked three field goals to lead Akron past UMass, 30-6, in Mid-American Conference football Tuesday night at InfoCision Stadium in Akron, Ohio. Akron (5-6, 3-4 MAC) moved out to a 20-0 halftime lead as Pohl threw his … 0